Tonight after work I walked Maggie quickly, changed clothes and headed over to the funeral home. My dear friend Sue's mother passed away on Sunday. I only knew Margaret for a few years but she's the kind of person I wish I'd known all my life.
A true Irish lass, she always had a twinkle in her eyes. Kind as they come, she even commented on the good qualities she saw in my roommate. Margaret was a creature of habit. She always got her hair done at the local beauty school. When she drove she only made right hand turns to get where she was going. And she loved coneflowers, a cup of tea, and an occasional glass of Sangria.
Her family has endured so much this past year. Sue's youngest sister battled breast cancer. Her other sister Jennifer died suddenly from a heart attack in January. Sue's father-in-law, a paraplegic, died in August, and now her mother is gone. Too much for one family. Never ask -- 'what else?!'